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We are pleased to announce that the HowardMobile app is here! HowardMobile offers mobile access to campus map, real-time bus schedules, the entire course catalog, the latest university news, sports schedules and more. With the increased popularity of mobile devices on campus, having an app is an extremely important asset for increasing student and community engagement.
The HowardMobile app is available for free on iOS, Android and all other web-enabled devices through the mobile web. A BlackBerry version is scheduled for release in December 2012. You can download HowardMobile from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, directly from your device. For more information, go to www.howard.edu/mobile/.
It‘s finally here!
Blackboard Mobile Learn has been activated. To access, download the “Blackboard Mobile Learn“ app from the app store on your device. Once downloaded, open the app, enter ”Howard University” in the search field, and you‘re all set! The next screen will be the username and password fields for your Blackboard ID information.
The University is moving forward with Blackboard Mobile Central to provide HU’s new mobile website which will include events, maps and other campus apps. The HU Mobile project will kick-off next week. For more information, go to http://mobile.blackboard.com/Features.
Enterprise Technology Service (ETS) Communications is launching a full-scale communications campaign over the next several weeks to provide more information on Blackboard Mobile Learn and HU Mobile. Stay tuned for more details.
For questions regarding Blackboard Mobile Learn, please contact Web@howard.edu.
FacNet allows faculty to upgrade their laptops or desktops to a new machine every three years. So far, over 90 laptops have been deployed this year. Faculty can check their eligibility on http://oas.howard.edu and click on the FacNet link. All new faculty are eligible to receive new computers and will be given priority.Mon, July 16, 2012
Attention all HU faculty: the FacNet program has officially launched!
Faculty response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive, as many view FacNet as their vehicle to ensure Howard University faculty are equipped with the latest technology to aid in educating our students.
Our talented team of ETS FacNet professionals is on hand to ensure a proactive response to your online registration requests. Our goal is simple: “achieve customer excellence“ regarding the overall FacNet experience by ensuring responsive service and issue resolution – every time. If you are eligible to participate, we encourage you to participate by completing an on-line registration form at the following link: http://oas.howardu.net/oas/facnet_registration.htmlMon, June 25, 2012
The FacNet program is currently planning for the next installment of assets as part of the Technology Renewal commitment to Faculty, to refresh desktops and laptops every 36 months through the FacNet Initiative. Deployment plans will include completion targets for FY12, as well as new targets for FY13.
The deployment process begins with an online registration for full–time faculty. The registration process has been modified to make the process more user–friendly. The FY13 registration will occur on or about July 1, with PCs and laptops ready for deployment before the beginning of the academic year. Look for more details in the next few days, which will include a link to the registration site.
For more information regarding the FacNet initiative, please contact R. Paige Smith, Executive Director, Academic Computing & Governance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The launch of Howard‘s iTunesU site is being developed and has a planned launch timeframe of this fall. iTunesU will give faculty and staff the capability to upload video and audio content such as classroom lectures, interviews, guest speakers, training videos and campus promotional segments.
Once developed, the podcasts will be available for download at the iTunes store under iTunesU. For additional information please send questions to Dr. Trina Coleman at email@example.com.
Last year, we launched Managed Print Services (MPS) initiative designed to improve service levels, reduce printing and duplication costs and reduce Howard’s carbon footprint.
Phase I of the initiative commenced in June 2011 resulting in the deployment of several Xerox multi–functional devices for selected units across campus. The University is committed to finalizing the networking and coordination of the Phase I devices by this Friday, June 29.
Communications on the scope and timing of Phase II of this initiative will be released in the coming weeks. The initiative is bringing cutting–edge technology to printing, copying, scanning and faxing activities that will ensure enhanced end–user productivity, security and data protection, improved service levels to end–users and optimization of the day-to-day device management and provision of uniform support of print services through an on–site help desk support.
For questions regarding the MPS initiative, please contact R. Paige Smith, executive director of Academic Computing & Governance at firstname.lastname@example.org.